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I normally can say whether I prefer a tea iced or hot but this one is absolutely impossible to choose. Just when I think the winner is iced, I try it hot and think, “Well…” It’s simply beautiful either way.
The tea was even better than the aroma advertised. You can taste the raspberries (one of my two favorite berries – tying with the infamous strawberry) and the delicate mint flavor as well. With each sip, you get a new berry flavor and it’s just out of this world wonderful.
From the Spring Tea Bag: This China Black Tea is scented with the warm notes of Raspberries – Blackcurrants and Elderberries – blended with Juniper Berries – Nettle and Heather Leaves – Blackberries and Peppermint leaves. A fresh tasting flavored Spring Time Black Tea.
Brewing Time: Using boiling water, brew for 3-5 minutes.
A lot of people stick with tea bags instead of loose tea because they think it’s difficult, complicated, or time-consuming to brew loose-leaf tea. Nothing could be further from the truth. My favorite way to brew loose leaf tea is with my Hario Tea Pot.
It’s Simple – while bringing the water to a boil (or a specified temperature for non-black teas), you put some of the loose leaf tea into the basket that fits into the Hario Tea Pot. When the water is ready, pour it over the leaves (and into the pot) and allow it to brew for the specified amount of time (generally just a few minutes). Simple!
A lot of loose leaf tea can even be re-brewed. I dare anyone to try that with a bag of tea!
About The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company
The Kent Tea and Trading Company and The Sussex Tea Company were founded in 1982 when the Smith Family returned to England after two generations of Tea Planting in North East India. Their extensive range of award winning teas and coffees are packed at their factory in the village of Pluckley, in the Garden of England.
Read more about this beautiful and unspeakably delicious Spring Tea by clicking the link. This is, undoubtedly, one of my favorite teas of all time. Ironically, another tea that has become one of my all time favorites is coming up in a tea review I’ll post tomorrow morning and it is also from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company.
These people know their teas! See Kent & Sussex Teas for more information.